How to Grow Thunbergia

Thunbergia is a very easy to grow annual as a climbing vine or in window boxes and hanging baskets. If allowed to climb it will quickly cover a trellis or fence offering a colorful display all summer long …

Hybridizing African Violets

Hybridizing African violets is a fun hobby that will reward you with new and interesting plant varieties. Pollinating African violet flowers is easy to do and will produce seed pods within a couple of weeks.

New African violet plants growing in water

Rooting leaves in water is one of the traditional methods of African violet propagation dating back to the early days of the plants’ popularity in North America. If your grandmother grew African violets from leaf cuttings she might have used this method …

How to Grow Streptocarpus

Streptocarpus are easy growing perennials in warmer zones and wonderful houseplants. They prefer partial shade but can tolerate up to 5 hours of direct sunlight per day (less in low-humidity environment). To grow streptocarpus as a house plant …

Planting African Violet Leaves

African violets are easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. Rooting leaves in potting soil, soilless mix or inorganic media such as perlite or vermiculite will produce new plantlets reliably and with very little care and attention.